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::: austere - forbiddingly stern; ascetic; without comfort or enjoyment; severely simple and unornamented; Ex. a monk's austere life; Ex. austere grandeur of the cathedral; N. austerity
::: canny - shrewd in money matters; thrifty
::: abominate - loathe; hate
::: rustle - make slight sounds like silk moving or being rubbed together
::: rife - (of something bad) widespread; abundant; current
::: billowing - swelling out in waves; surging
::: malfeasance - wrongdoing; misconduct (by a public official)
::: summation - act of finding the total; summing-up; summary (esp. one given by the judge at the end of a trial)
::: turgid - swollen; distended (as from liquid)
::: condescend - (derog.) bestow courtesies with a superior air; descend to the level of one considered inferior